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Virtual Community Lectures

Join Us for Virtual Community Lectures

Throughout the year, we will be offering free virtual community lectures you can view right from the comfort of your home. These cover a range of topics relating to healthy lifestyles, safety and wellness.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, lectures are being held virtually to keep people safe and to allow all interested community members to participate. Sessions will be recorded and posted once the series is complete.

Sponsored by The Foundation of CVPH. Call Marketing and Communications at (518) 562-7320 for more information.

View Our Upcoming Virtual Lectures Below

Check back regularly, as new lectures will be added.

October 27 | Genetics, Breast Cancer and You 

Join us for a free webinar planned for Wednesday, October 27 from 6 - 7 pm presented by Manal El Daouk, MD, FACOG, Family Medicine Center and Wendy McKinnon, MS, CGC, Certified Genetic Counselor, UVM Medical Center, Familial Cancer Program.

The webinar will focus on the role genetic testing can play in assessing the risk of breast cancer as well as the criteria for its use. Dr. El Daouk will also offer an overview of the options available to women who are determined to be at a high risk for the disease. There will be ample time for questions and answers. Click here for more information and to preregister.


September 16, 2021 | Addressing the HPV Vaccination Gap in our Community

Watch the recorded Microsoft Teams video below and learn why recent data shows the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates in Clinton, Franklin and Essex counties are lower than most other counties in NYS and lower than the state Prevention Agenda Goal for HPV vaccination. HPV is a common virus that can cause cancers of the cervix, vulva, vagina, penis, anus or oropharynx. Increasing HPV vaccination rates can lower the incidence of HPV related diseases including HPV related cancers.

Presented by Jana Shaw, MD, MPH Professor of Pediatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse where she is a practicing pediatrician specializing in infectious diseases and an expert on vaccine-preventable infections.

This educational webinar is offered through a collaborative effort between the CVPH Cancer Care Committee, the American Cancer Society and the NYS HPV Coalition. 

December 16, 2020 | Unwrap the Gift of a Tobacco Free Life

Watch the recorded Zoom event below to help you prepare for your quit journey. Improve your health, have more energy, time, money and freedom. Event features: success stories, tips and tricks to quit tobacco successfully, resources available to help and question and answer session.

A program sponsored by Tobacco-Free Clinton, Franklin and Essex counties, the North Country Healthy Heart Network and the FitzPatrick Cencer Center.


  • Jan Duus, MD, FitzPatrick Cancer Center
  • Troy King, RN, Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist, CVPH
  • Pat Bax, RN, MS, NCTTP, ACB, New York State Smokers' Quit Line
  • Stephanie Leffler, MS, Family Nurse Practitioner, Alice Hyde
  • Katrina Kraft, Personal Success Story